Solo Artist from California - now Texas
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nice smooth & relaxing very well laid out good sound
Ethereal sounds, and synths reminiscent in places of Jean Michel Jarre. The music has a touch of loneliness to it... Is this your most recent composition? It would be sad if it were your last upload to mp3u...
Dan... Your my last listen for the day. I want to thank you for your heartfelt comment and your support and friendship all these years. I was hoping to find a new track from you :( but sadly I did not. I hope that you are still creating music. If I missed it please point me in the right direction. I still love this one.. It has such a calming effect on my psyche. Still waiting for that acoustic song you've been hinting about for the last few years. No time like the present to offer it up. Best to you my friend. Eric
I haven't visited this site for a while; life has got in the way, but I'm so glad to see (hear) that you're still around Dan. There's something about your compositions that just hit the mark with me every time. You make the clocks stop for a few brief moments of bliss and reflection.
Beautiful relaxing ethereal feel to this one Dan. Something for unwinding for sure. Would be good to think there is somewhere after here as long as it´s a better world... 130 d/l´s now thanks...L&B
Hi Dan. There is no question or doubt about it. Nobody composes a fine relaxation track quite like you do. I can feel a touch of Enya and Clannad in this. If you released an album of your best soothing tracks on iTunes I'd definitely buy it! Hope all is good with you and your current projects. PJ
This song is so good it made me hallucinate a little Good ... man
A "bring the good emotions to the surface" listen. Quite lovely, Dan!
your music still takes me away on a musical mind journey.. glad your still around making music..
Back for another listen. A great warmth in this piece
A really great mix of textures here and a fine balance of ambiance and melody, super job.
ooo so sexy dan!
Dan, just how do you convey so much emotion and prompt so much contemplation with what appears to be just one patch? I listened to this while flying over the Alps on the way down to Venice last week. I often reach for your playlist when I go walkabout or when we’re travelling as it’s so calming. The scenery and the music made for a sublime experience. Wherever you go ‘after here’ Dan, you can rest assured that you enriched a lot of peoples’ lives before you left. But I sure hope it’s not for a long time yet, because right now the world is badly in need of your music.
Thanks for the comment on "Heart Stops Beating" Dan. This is your master track at present so will give this a listen. After Here? Just an eternity of darkness methinks - oh how morbid :-) Like the shanty type theme that appears a couple of minutes in.This is just great through headphones. The detail of the sounds so clear. Nice production. John & Paul
Hi Dan. I was feeling kind of down (I always do when I'm done working on a song) and I let your page play all night. Like spending time with an old friend. All be dam if I didn't feel like a new person this morning ?? I thank you for that my friend. Eric
i like this one although know matter what flowing south is my favorite would love to put lyrics to it
This is a very sensitive composition, Dan. It is all at once soothing and thought provoking.
Film score stuff Dan :) Could deffo hear this in a scifi movie :) Dark and moody with just the right amount of chill. Very nice, Peace,Ricky
Very tranquil first section and then comes that deep thrumming and then back to serene. Very chilled piece.
After here? Looks like .... Here again lol. Sure hope you post more soon. Man this just takes me away.. That's why I come back... I need that..
Take care my friend.
Nice ambience & textures creating that peaceful ethereal feeling. Well done.
Thank you for your recent comments on Sweet A. It is I sir who could learn form you my friend. This is right up my street!it really is a "Go to meditate " sort of combination. Rich ethereal sounds which blend together in a tapestry of sound which melt the mind.Bravo!
Excellent work Dan, this is like crystal poured into sound, SO tranquil and restful, all these sounds are wonderful!
......probably somewhere else? :-) in reply to the big question. A wonderfully , genteel and tranquil piece Dan , no matter what we wonder...have fun now! :-) keith
Love this meditative music Dan, I floated away with the first listen, trying to stay in this world while I type to the second. Easy vote, Gibbo
So happy to hear a new one. I was just watching Blade Runner the other night for the umpthteen time and this has a bit of that vibe but more a mysterious and ethereal element. You conjure up such uplifting emotions here. It's beautiful like all your work and make me ponder in a gentle way.
Hi Dan. Great to hear a new one from you my friend. This has a very positive feel to it. It feels like the music is pulling me in... I like it and will go wherever it takes me... That's what I love about your music... A magic car[tet ride but instead of a carpet it's on the power of your music... Very much enjoyed. Keep em coming Dan!
Ah, now you got me wonderin' about it again, dang it! I manage to forget all that for a bit and just stay in the now, and ya gotta throw somethin' like this our way, ha ha! Wherever we go, I hope we got ears to hear the likes of you, buddy.
liked the way you piqued interest with that thread about a soul for sale (I was meaning to add to it and still will perhaps :) Ambient dreamscape for musing upon these things, which I seem to be doing more and more from a chair by the window...carry the weighty thoughts along gentleness (liked the rhythm in the keys (mid 2m with some melody emerging in there)...there is a sense of dignity and respect in this brooding piece....does that fit anywhere other than in my own sense?...welcoming 2015 with a sense of anticipation ...and offering a welcomed respite in here, Dan. Happy New Year!
Pretty sounds Dan and nice dynamics. Not getting an "after here" feel - it just sounds to me like a tune that defies any movement of time. It could apply to the movement of waves on the sea or clouds in the sky but I don't suppose you mind anyone stealing an interpretation. Thumzup.
The Hereafter perhaps? Or just a VOID of darkness. Depends what you believe. Atmospheric music - like the sea shanty type melody that come in around 2 mins or so. Nice and chilled - perfect for a sunday morning.
Howdy! A Southern California artist living in Texas. Go figure. Make em up as I go along. Charter member of the pray and play theory of music...;-). I have been extremely fortunate to have some of the best artists on this site take some of my musical creations and take them to "a whole nother level" . The following artists have been kind enough to do this.
Essence, Saphfire, Dawn Sinclair, Carol Sue Kirkpatrick, Amy Caldwell, Vince Fedele (aka Riddle, A Brighter Day, Vin), AndyF (aka Andrew Foyston), Tony Miller, James (Andy) Oakwood, Joseph Rodriguez, Lodato (aka Rich Lodato), Peter Vines, AntonH, Boojolay (David Smith) and the irrepressable David Joel Carter
This just in! Dan Michaelson has nothing special going on in his life. It is pretty much Standard Operating Procedure with a few moments of ecstacy and terror thrown in so he doesn't get too bored with the whole thing!
This piece is as most of what I hear from Dan. Ambient by nature on the borderline of new age but really ambient as the passion involved is so thought provoking. The quality of sounds and just enough of structure to keep you guessing where it's going next at the same time, the flow doesn't keep you waiting but going along for the journey. That's magic. Dan has that aplenty and just about anyone wh
Essence is a very talented lady from MP3 Unsigned who I have reviewed once or twice, notably on Towers Are Gone (July 2008) a marked departure from her usual style, and her first (I think) collaboration with Dan Michaelson, an American keyboard player and songwriter. He supplied the music and she supplied the vocals and lyrics and - despite it being in a genre I don't normally care for - I found
What a beauty music...I can see the princess on his room...and walking over all of her palace...a beauty, and magical descriptive music...rated!
Dan Michaelson describes himself as "truly an amatuer". For reasons none other than he is not fully conversant with the mechanics of musical theorem. I suspect as a result of that some people feel the need to explain themselves and somehow belittle themselves when faced with the critics imaginary lack of theory beating stick. What i mean by this is that nobody should call themselves an amatuer, ci